This party includes fun, guided activities. Each party meets on the lower level of The Living World/North Entrance building. There, Education department staff will lead the group in an active game, craft, and live animal presentation, followed up by cupcakes and drinks.

Party Package

  • 90 minutes in reserved party area for activities, live animals, and cupcakes.
  • Offered year-round on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Caring Keepers

Engage in activities about Zoo animal keeping and veterinary care at this fun party.


Build A Zoo

Guests will work together to create their ultimate zoo. Natural building materials, and animals and plant replicas are provided to assist their amazing imaginations. They’ll learn what different animals need in their zoo homes, and what zookeepers need to care for them. Will it have a giant shark tank or a drive through flight cage? Only these creative curators know. 

Blow Darts!

Make paper blow shooters and "medicine" darts as you learn about how Zoo vets use these important tools both at the Zoo and in the wild. Then develop your darting skills by helping animals that need vet care.


Learn about a variety of zoo animals by touching pelts, skulls and enrichment materials.

Animal Contact

Three animals will be brought out for your guests to see and touch (NOTE: animal contact limited to 30 guests only). We cannot honor requests for specific animals, however we will honor any request to avoid animals due to allergies, etc.


 $400 for up to 30 guests, (includes adults and children 1 and older), $7 for each additional guest, with a maximum group size of 40. Each child 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a 1:4 adult to child ratio for children 4 and older. Zoo Members at the Family level or higher receive a discount of $40.

Specific Animal Activities: Is your child just wild about a certain animal? Customize your party with specific animal activities for an additional fee.

Make a Reservation

We require a signed agreement and full payment to hold your date. We suggest reserving at least one month in advance.To make a reservation please call (314) 646-4544, #6, or fill out the form below.

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